Richard Armitage is Rassilon in Gallifrey: Time War 4

Richard Armitage is Rassilon

Big Finish has released details for the end of the Gallifrey: Time War season, and we’ve returning characters, along with Richard Armitage in the role of Rassilon. It’s not available until February 2021, so until then here’s the full press release…

Rassilon but not Romana?

Here’s everything we know so far:

It is the end but the moment has been prepared for. The Gallifrey: Time War saga draws to a deadly conclusion in a brand-new box set of full-cast audio adventures, coming soon from Big Finish. 

The Time Lords and the Daleks have opposed one another across millennia. But now, as their conflict tips into an all-out Time War, nowhere across the universe of spacetime is safe. 

Many familiar names will be returning for this final reckoning, due for release in February 2021, including Louise Jameson (Leela), Pippa Bennett-Warner (Livia), Seán Carlsen (Narvin), Miles Richardson (Braxiatel), Samuel Clemens (Mantus) and Nicholas Briggs as the Daleks.  

Plus, actor Richard Armitage joins the worlds of Doctor Who for the first time as he assumes the role of the legendary Rassilon, Lord President of the Time Lords, in his latest incarnation.  

Gallifrey: Time War 4 is now available to pre-order at the special price of £22.99 as a collector’s edition five-disc CD box set or £19.99 as a download, exclusively from the Big Finish website: www.bigfinish.com.   

Romana is lost to the Time War though Leela and Narvin still fight to survive. 

A resistance, caught between Rassilon’s fury and the Dalek Emperor’s mania, have a desperate plan to stop the conflict. 

Everything ends. And for some on Gallifrey, the Time War will soon be over. 

This final chapter of Gallifrey: Time War features four climactic stories: 

Deception by Lisa McMullin 

Dissolution by Lou Morgan 

Beyond by David Llewellyn 

Homecoming by Matt Fitton 

Producer / Director Scott Handcock said:

“It’s been a pleasure to induct Richard Armitage into the Doctor Who universe! He’s such a brilliant actor. I loved him in Hannibal and most recently The Stranger, plus of course Big Finish’s own adaptation of The Martian Invasion of Earth, so he’d been on my wish list for a while. I’d just been waiting for the right role to come along. And he’s fantastic as Rassilon: powerful, headstrong and overflowing with self-conviction. ” 

Actor Richard Armitage said:

“Rassilon is one of those defining spines of this lore. I’ve watched enough sci-fi to know that there has to be an omnipotent being that has a self-aggrandising mental state which puts him above everybody else, like a malevolent, maniacal dictator.  

“I grew up with Doctor Who. The Daleks and the Cybermen were definitely my ‘hiding behind the sofa’ baddies. But I loved being frightened. Tom Baker was my Doctor Who. He had that voice. In a way, what I have tried to do with Rassilon is a little bit Tom Baker-esque.” 

Gallifrey: Time War 4 is now available to pre-order at the special price of £22.99 as a collector’s edition five-disc CD box set or £19.99 as a download, exclusively from the Big Finish website. 

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